Health, Mental Health, and Literature
The Boston College English Graduate Conference seeks abstracts for papers that consider the intersection between health, mental health, and literature.
Considering recent interdisciplinary developments in the field of Medical Humanities, we are interested in exploring the ways in which literature and other creative arts have attempted to represent or otherwise understand health, which is so often analyzed from a clinical or scientific perspective. We seek papers that work to synthesize clinical approaches and literary approaches to the mind and body. What can be gained by merging multiple perspectives?